Vida wins a Gold Web Health Award!

Vida is honored to be the recipient of a Gold Web Health Award for Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses (WVPN), an online course to help nurses understand, assess, prevent, and respond to violence in the workplace.

Funded by a research grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), this web-based curriculum gives hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare settings important tools for ensuring staff preparedness and safety (Grant Number 5R44OH009180-03). In addition to text and graphics, it includes video elements – interviews with experts, testimonials from nurses about their own experiences, and dramatic reenactments of case studies – to model some essential behaviors and situations. Review Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses research findings here.

“Many very smart and talented people contributed to the making of this course and we are profoundly appreciative of this recognition. We hope that this course will empower nurses and healthcare administrators to become proactive in advocating for a safe work environment”, said John Craine, Vida’s Principal Investigator.

Now entering its 14th year, the goal of the Web Health Awards is to recognize high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. A panel of health technology professionals judge entries on content, format, success in reaching the targeted health audience, and overall quality.

The Web Health Awards is organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Hundreds of local, state and national health-related organizations and companies enter the competition. Recent winners have included Aetna, American Academy of Pediatrics, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, CDC, CVS/Caremark, Mayo Clinic, Medicare (CMS), NIH, WebMD and more. Download the complete list of Web Health Awards here.

For more information on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/niosh.

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